Being in good shape means being stylish, healthy and happy. This is the tendency of the modern world. You too want to keep up with the latest trends, don’t you? Sure you do! No doubt! But there is only one way to get the body of your dreams – through regular physical training.
What? Have no time for sport? Does work keep you too busy? Are deadlines, clients, children, dog, husband, and hamster all to blame? Oookay. However, we know for sure that all these are no arguments! That’s because there is a perfect alternative that will allow you to look like Candice Swanepoel/Tom Hardy without training hard in a fitness center 24/7! It’s time to get to know your savior – EMS! We are now going to tell you what it is and why you really need it!
EMS: Fitness-Technology of the Future Already Available!
To make a good start, let’s discuss what EMS is and how it is deciphered. EMS, or electrical muscle stimulation, stands for the stimulation of muscles with the help of electrical impulses identical to those that go all the way from your brain to muscles during a classical training session in a gym. Initially, EMS was used (and is still used) by physiotherapists for the purpose of patient’s rehabilitation after surgery. As a rule, this technology is used in situations when a person experiences muscle slowdown and weakness due to physical trauma, painful feelings, and swelling. For instance, electrical myostimulation helps recover one’s legs after serious surgery on ligaments as it brings the muscle tissues back to normal making them perform their direct function – contraction.
Just like any technology of the future, EMS takes its roots in the past. Back in the 1960s, physiotherapists applied stimulation for physical training of an upscale group of athletes who were getting ready for the Olympic Games. They kept records in which they admitted that the effectiveness of this type of training was 40% higher than that of a classical training session. This is because it involves training of more muscles and allows conducting a deeper and more effective stimulation of ligaments, which leads to greater endurance, elasticity, and strength. A bit later, back in the 1970s, the research data were first announced on a conference dedicated to Western sports establishments and were later used as a course of action, but at the same time, they still raised much debate up until the modern technology was developed. It is now possible to create an individual training program for each athlete in particular.
Owing to the effort of fitness influencers, celebrities and bloggers, a couple of years ago EMS became a real sensation on YouTube and Instagram. We used to watch awkward training sessions of Ashley Gram, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Kim Kardashian and were unable to understand what on earth was going on!